Lemon Clove Cookies Recipe

The flavor combination of clove and lemon is delightful. Add this recipe to your holiday cookie baking.

Lemon Clove Cookies

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Serves: Makes 5 dozen or 30 (2 cookie) servings.


Lemon Clove Cookies:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Cloves, Ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract

Lemon Glaze:

  • 1  1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract


1. For the Cookies, mix flour, cloves and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and lemon extract; beat until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well mixed.

2. Divide dough in half. Form each half into a log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 9 inches long. Wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut dough into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

4. For the Lemon Glaze, mix confectioners’ sugar, water and lemon extract in small bowl until well blended. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze is set.

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